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American foodie (non-professional) of mixed italian / sicilian / basque / argentinean / british heritage; family from US northeast, but has lived in US mid-atlantic, US south, and western europe.


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comment How to salt potatoes?
@filippo : it actually gives it more taste, but not necessarily good. And it also lowers the smoke point.
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answered interval cooking vs regular cooking meat
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comment How to cook the eggplant in trader joe's eggplant roll style?
I've had marinated eggplant that was soft enough to fold, but still firm enough to hold a filling ... I have no idea if that's what Trader Joe does, though.
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revised Baking Electric Fan Oven
added 'convection' tag.
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answered Baking Electric Fan Oven
Apr
18
comment Is ham safe to eat if it was at room temperature but is recooked?
If it's a country ham (so heavily salted that you need to soak to make it edible again), it'd be fine ... but that likely wouldn't have been chilled to start with.
Apr
18
comment How to make curly homemade flat noodles
I would think that it'd be easier to leave them as long ribbons , as you could twist the whole thing, let it dry some more, then cut them shorter once they've dried enough to hold their shape.. (but I've never tried it myself)
Apr
18
comment Barium and aluminum in Teff?
Oh ... and the CDC says that you can find barium in brazil nuts, seaweed, fish and plants, but that unprocessed foods contain very little aluminum
Apr
18
comment Barium and aluminum in Teff?
The issue is that many things are benificial in small quantities that may be toxic in large amounts ... such as magnesium, iron or vitamin C ... but it's really hard to get to the toxic levels without taking supplements. It's possible that some people might be be more prone to issues, such as if they've already been exposed through the environment.
Apr
18
comment Barium and aluminum in Teff?
@Aaronut : and sodium is explosive; also an essential part of a diet.
Apr
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Apr
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What's the difference between latte, mocha, and all the other drinks on a coffee-house menu?
Apr
14
comment How do you make a cake lift equally and minimize doming?
A similar option is to invert it onto a wire cooling rack -- so then the weight of the cake is pushing down on the bulging part. This works if it's just slightly domed; if it's too much, the cake might split on you (as it won't have the internal strength 'til it's cooled)
Apr
14
comment What is the liquid ingredient in a korma?
what size is the carton of elmlea ? (it's not available in all areas, so I have no idea if they have more than one size, or if only one, what size that might be)
Apr
14
comment How to keep graham cracker crust from falling apart
I've always had it crumble a little bit. If it's entirely falling apart, are you packing it down well, before filling? I use a small metal ramakin to really tamp it down. (the ramakin makes it easier to press it into the sides, and even into the corner)
Apr
12
comment gluten free hot cross buns
America's Test Kitchen just put out a gluten free cookbook, which had some in depth explanations of the advantages of different gluten free flour replacements. Of course, I gave my copy to a co-worker who's gluten free, so can't look anything up right now.
Apr
12
comment Anyone knows how this seed/fruit is called? (bush)
@user24364 : we have nothing to give it scale ... you need a ruler in the picture or a coin or something else of a standard size.
Apr
11
comment Chili and bell pepper substitute due to allergies?
related : cooking.stackexchange.com/q/12562/67
Apr
11
comment Is our oven at work powerful enough to bake pizza?
@rumtscho : or you could assume that as they're asking in °C and the sentance construction that English might not be their native language.
Apr
10
comment Food safety when tasting from dish
@setek : if they have clean hands, plating might not be that big of an issue ... but once a finger goes into a mouth or touches the face, doorknob, etc., it's a huge problem.